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A's acquire LHP Andrew Chafin from Cubs

Field Level Media
27 Jul 2021, 16:40 GMT+10

Andrew Chafin became the latest Chicago Cubs player traded before the Friday deadline, with the Oakland A's acquiring the veteran reliever on Monday in exchange for two minor-leaguers.

The 31-year-old left-hander, who is on a one-year, $2.75 million contract with a mutual option for 2022, is 0-2 with a 2.06 ERA in 43 games this season.

Chicago's return for Chafin consisted of outfielder Greg Deichmann and right-hander Daniel Palencia.

The Cubs picked up Chafin from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 31, 2020.

In his eighth major league season, Chafin has a 10-15 record with a 3.47 ERA in 384 games, with all but three of those appearances as a reliever.

Deichmann, 26, hit .300 with four homers and 35 RBIs in 60 games for Triple-A Las Vegas this season. Through four minor league seasons, he has a .248 average, a .349 on-base percentage, a .432 slugging percentage, 30 homers and 129 RBIs in 244 games.

Palencia, 21, was 0-2 with a 6.91 ERA in six starts for high Class-A Stockton this year, his first pro action.

The Cubs, who are 50-51 and in fourth place in the National League Central, previously sent outfielder Joc Pederson to the Atlanta Braves. Trade rumors are swirling around several other players, including closer Craig Kimbrel, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant.

The A's, who were off Monday, are 56-45, good for second place in the American League West, but they have lost three consecutive games.

--Field Level Media

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